Saints Row: The Third free on Xbox Live right now

If you're an Xbox Live Gold subscriber, that is.

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2011's over-the-top open-world action game Saints Row: The Third is now free to download on Xbox Live for Xbox 360 if you're an Xbox Live Gold member. The game is free through Microsoft's Games With Gold promotion through the end of the month. It replaces Dust: An Elysian Tail, which was free for subscribers May 1-15.

If you're at work or school, you can queue up your Saints Row: The Third free download through the Xbox marketplace. The game normally sells for $20. Looking ahead, June's free games on Xbox 360 will be Dark Souls, Charlie Murder, and a special third game, Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition.

Microsoft's Games With Gold program also comes to Xbox One in June, when Halo: Spartan Assault and Max: The Curse of Brotherhood will be free to download. Unlike on Xbox 360, for the Xbox One version of Games With Gold, you'll need to have an active Xbox Live Gold subscription to hang on to your free games. The same is true for Sony's PlayStation Plus program.

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Discussion

17 comments
RO-nIn187
RO-nIn187

lol got this a year ago on ps+... way to go microsoft, why not give away pacman or pong? :D

Mr_Mark_Legion
Mr_Mark_Legion

i enjoyed the game, but if i couldnt play dress up with my female charácter idk if i would of played it as much as i did.

sladakrobot
sladakrobot

Yup,its free but this game has 3 more DLC's(for the achievement completition),so i gonna pass this one.

CyberOcelot
CyberOcelot

I hate to be that guy, but this was free a year ago on PS+. MS really needs to pick up the pace on their subscription service. Especially with June marking the end of the need for Gold to access subscription based apps (ie:Netflix, Hulu Plus, etc)

EasyComeEasyGo
EasyComeEasyGo

Play this on PS+ last year, Saint Row the Third was a letdown and I still say Saints Row 2 is still the best series yet. But since this is free, go for it, you guys might like it more then I did.

punksterdaddy
punksterdaddy

I got Saints Row 3: the full package for £5 nearly two years ago. I'm glad there are free games but this was a popular one that many have by now, not forgetting that it was also in the sales around two months ago.

Nice tactic to have, put them on sale first, to maximise profits before giving it away shortly thereafter. Same with Dust and many other titles lately.

How about an obscure gem that maybe many have never considered or would consider unless free?

blackace
blackace

I don't think I have enough room on my HDD for this game.

Saidrex
Saidrex

Scam to buy all the DLC's that cost 3 times more than game itself, yeah, this game has lots of DLC's.

sladakrobot
sladakrobot

@CyberOcelot GWG can never be "up to date" with games(release wise) like ps+ because MS gives you the games to keep.

In case of X1,it sounds like the giveaway games for gold members will only work as long you are a gold member...can that also mean that we get 1-2 years old games then?

Who knows.

dlCHIEF58
dlCHIEF58

@Saidrex  

No one is forcing you to buy the DLC. Wait for a sale if you must have it. 

dlCHIEF58
dlCHIEF58

@Pr0ving4Gr0undz @blackace  

Or how about Microsoft release bigger hard drives for the 360 or remove the 32GB USB limit. These are better options for everyone.